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Postgraduate Diploma in Science (Pathology)

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  • Objectives
    The objectives of the course include the development of the individual student’s skills in the areas of acquisition, interpretation and critical analysis of laboratory data, planning and design of experiments and reporting of experimental data in a concise and scientific manner consistent with that published in scientific journals.
  • Academic Title
    Postgraduate Diploma in Science (Pathology)
  • Course description
    Areas of Specialisation

    A wide range of research projects are offered in the areas of regulation of inflammatory processes, immunology, transplantation, neurosciences, genetic epidemiology, and cellular and genetic strategies for control and detection of neoplasia.

    Course Structure

    Advanced Coursework subject
    (25 points)


    An advanced lecture series and tutorials designed to help students develop critical analysis skills used in their research project and advanced coursework assessment. These critical analysis skills will also be invaluable to students as they pursue their research careers.


    Two data examinations are designed to assess the capacity of students to interpret and critically appraise previously unseen research data.

    Research Project subject (75 points)


    A novel Research Project under the supervision of academic or research staff.


    An ‘introductory' seminar outlining the project hypothesis, aims and methods presented early in the year (5%). Critical review of literature relevant to the Research Project submitted mid-year (10%). A ‘defence of thesis' seminar (10%) delivered to the Department after submission of the thesis (50%).

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